10 dinosaur facts that will blow your kid's mind

These surprising secrets will delight dino-obsessed children.

Your kids might already know that Tyrannosaurus rex could gulp a hundred pounds of meat in one bite or that Brachiosaurus would be able to peek through the windows of a four-story building. But with about 700 described species so far, there’s a lot they don’t know—and a lot that will shock them.

Paleontologist and Nat Geo Explorer Steve Brusatte became obsessed with dinosaurs as a kid when he realized that actual dino discoveries contradicted what he had seen in outdated books. “The dinosaurs they were finding and describing at the time were so different from the dinos that were in all the tired old books in the library,” Brusatte says. “And we’re finding out even more information right now.”

Show kids that there’s always more to learn by revealing these 10 shocking dino secrets—and make yourself look like a genius in the meantime.

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